Surprising answer to her prayer before abortion

Cradle My Heart Today | Kelsey’s story 4-17-17

By the time Kelsey knew she was pregnant, that relationship was over. Listen now:

Already working two jobs, and with no support, abortion seemed her only choice.

She said a silent prayer for God to somehow protect her baby. And somehow the procedure failed. They said she’d need to return the next day. But Kelsey saw she’d been given a second chance—an opportunity to make a better choice.

With help of her mother, Kelsey chose open adoption for her son.

She found a strength she never knew she had. And now Kelsey mentors other young moms to consider open adoption as a loving response to what seems a hopeless situation.

She says, “In helping others we find help to see the blessings we already have.”

An unintended pregnancy may bring on feelings of shame or fear of judgment, especially if we lack the support of our partner or parents. But as we find our way, those feelings can change to joy, and hope, and even finding satisfaction at accomplishing the difficult work of releasing a child for adoption or parenting on our own. Turn to God in a simple prayer like Kelsey’s and trust in his direction.

You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13

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